Austria 1713 2 thaler Dav-1045

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Künker sale 335, lot 4751
This specimen was lot 4751 in Künker sale 335 (Osnabruck, Germany, March 2020), where it sold for €23,000 (about US$30,098 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"RÖMISCH-DEUTSCHES REICH. Karl VI. 1711-1740. Doppelter Reichstaler 1713, St. Veith. CAROLVS : VI · D : G · ROM · IMP · S · A · GERM · HISP · HVNG · BOH · REX · Geharnischtes Brustbild r. mit Lorbeerkranz, umgelegtem Mantel und Ordenskette// : ARCHIDVX : AVSTRIÆ : ET : CARINTHIÆ : g : 17 : - : 13 Gekrönter Doppeladler mit Schild auf der Brust, in den Fängen Schwert und Zepter. Von großer Seltenheit. Winz. Randfehler und Kratzer, fast vorzüglich. (Holy Roman Empire, Charles VI, 1711-40, double thaler of 1713, St.-Veit mint. Obverse: armored, laureate and mantled bust right with Order of the Golden Fleece; reverse: crowned double headed eagle with shield on its breast and sword and scepter in its claws. Very rare, minor rim bumps and scratches, about extremely fine.)"
This type was accompanied by a triple thaler (Dav-1044) and single thaler (Dav-1046). All are rare.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 57.64 g.

Catalog reference: KM 1555, Dav-1045; Voglh. 266 II.

Source:

  • Michael, Thomas, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800, 7th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2016.
  • Craig, William D., Germanic Coinages: Charlemagne through Wilhelm II, Mountain View, CA: 1954.
  • Davenport, John S., German Talers, 1700-1800, 2nd Ed., London: Spink & Son, 1965.
  • [1]Künker Münzauktionen und Goldhandel, Catalog 335: Bracteates from Upper Swabia and the area of the Lake Constance | Coins and Medals from Medieval and Modern Times, a. o. the Dr. Karl Walter Bach Collection of coins of the Austrian nobility, Special collections of Bavaria, Lubeck, Wurttemberg as well as siege coins from the Eberhard Link Collection. Osnabrück: Fritz Rudolf Künker GmbH & Co., AG, 2020.

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